verb (used with object), al·layed, al·lay·ing.
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His sudden access to wealth, far from allaying the irritabilities of his nature, had increased and exaggerated them all.Sir Jasper Carew|Charles James Lever
Eating seemed to cause hunger, instead of allaying the sensation.Dorothy Dale's Queer Holidays|Margaret Penrose
At long last, Louise d'Ernemont, who had played a conciliatory part from the beginning, succeeded in allaying the tumult.The Confessions of Arsne Lupin|Maurice Leblanc
What they heard there, would increase their fear, instead of allaying it.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
And he perceives no other way of allaying his gnawing pain than to break his head against the stony walls of the prison cell.A Family of Noblemen|Mikhal Saltykov